There’s plenty of good basketball going on in California. The Warriors are the greatest regular season team in NBA history. The Clippers are rolling right now. And have you seen the Lakers? Of course not, and why would you? They’re trash. But two out of three ain’t bad.
Good teams mean expensive seating tickets, but an easy remedy for that is just traveling to one of Los Angeles’ many outdoor basketball courts. These spots host excellent competition that’s on par with Los Angeles’ beautiful sights. And unlike Staples Center, you can actually play in them if you’re not a pro. For those balling in the winter, here are The Best Outdoor Courts for Playing Pick-Up Basketball in L.A.
Photography by Jack Wagner